Miriam Selker Dodek, a Wash-
ington, D.C., author who wrote
poetry and short stories, died Jan.
13 at age 78.
A resident of Washington for
more than 50 years, she was a
former poetry editor of the Wash-
ington Jewish Week and was
active in many Jewish organiza-
tions. During the 1930s she wrote
a collection of historical short
stories, River of Wonders, Stories
of the Nile, which was translated
into Hebrew and published in Is-
rael. More recently, a collection of
her poems, Gloucester is the Sea,
inspired by many seasons at her
summer home in Gloucester,
Mass., was selected by the
Gloucester Chamber of Com-
merce as its bicentennial project
A native of Detroit, Mrs. Dodek
was graduated from the Univer-
sity of Michigan and earned a
master's degree from Western Re-
serve University and a law degree
from Northwestern University.
She came to Washington in
1934 to work as a lawyer for the
where she was the only woman
attorney in the 100-lawyer di-
She was a vice president of the
Washington chapter of Hadassah
and served as chairwoman of the
Women's Division of the United
Jewish Appeal. She was also the
author of the constitution of the
Washington chapter of B'nai
In 1980, she received an award
from Hebrew University "in
recognition of her role in the es-
tablishment of the Washington
Chapter of the American Friends
of Hebrew University." She was a
member of Washington Hebrew
Professionally Mrs. Dodek was
a member of the National Press
Club, the American Newswo-
men's Club, the National Associa-
tion of American Pen Women and
the National Academy of Poets.
She is survived by her husband,
Dr. Samuel M.; two daughters,
Mariamne D. Brauzer of Coral
Gables, Fla., and Samayla D. De-
utch of Lexington, Mass.; two sis-
ters, Edith S. Frank of Far-
mington Hills and Margaret S.
Frank of Cleveland; and five
grandchildren. Interment Wash-
Jerusalem (JTA) — Israel
Galili, one of Israel's leading de-
fense policy makers from pre-
state days until recent years, died
Feb. 8 at age 76.
Born in Brailov, Ukraine, Mr.
Galili was brought to pre-state Is-
rael by his mother and un,cle at
age 4. In 1930, he was one of the
founders of Kibbutz. Naan near
Ramla, where he remained an
active member for the rest of his
Prior to the establishment of
the state, Mr. Galili was the head
of the Haganah national com-
Although he never held a
Cabinet post, Mr. Galili was a
close confidant of Prime Ministers
Levy Eshkol and Golda Meir on
defense and political matters in
the years following the Six-Day
War. His well-known "Galili
plan" was considered the platform
of the Labor Party on the adminis-
tered territories. It yejected the
recognition of a Palestinian state,
opposed the return to Israel's
pre-1967 boundaries and favored
territorial compromises only in
return for full peace.
Jewish Information Service
New York (JTA) — Marilyn
Klinghoffer, the widow of Leon
Klinghoffer, who was murdered
by Palestinian terrorists during
the sea-jacking of the Italian
cruise ship Achille Lauro last Oc-
tober, died Feb. 9 at age 58.
Mrs. Klinghoffer and her hus-
band were among the several
hundred passengers aboard the
Achille Lauro cruise ship when it
was hijacked off the Egyptian
coast by Palestinian terrorists
who demanded freedom of Pales-
tinians held in prisons in Israel.
Mr. Klinghoffer became the
sole fatality of the two-day ordeal
when he was shot and killed by
the terrorists who then dumped
his body into the Mediterranean
Sea. His body later washed ashore
on the Syrian coast and was sub-
sequently returned to the U.S. for
Mrs. Klinghoffer recently
agreed to sell her story to an inde-
pendent production company for a
film or TV docudrama.
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Martin L. Singer, owner of R.J.
Leeds Furniture, died Feb. 12 at
Born in New York City, Mr.
Singer retired four months ago.
He was past president of
Downtown-Fox Lodge of B'nai
B'rith and a member of Cong.
He is survived by his wife,
Esther; two sons, Leonard and Dr.
Myron; a daughter, Ilene; two
brothers, Nathan of Miami, Fla.,
and David of Las Vegas, Nev.; two
sisters, Mrs. Andres "Henry"
(Henrietta) Wolok of Florida and
Mrs. Sam (Regina) Donner of San
Diego, Calif.; and five grand-
In cooperation with these
Jewish Welfare Federation member agencies:
Dr. Milton Marx
Dr. Milton Marx, a practicing
dentist for more than 50 years,
died Feb. 7 at age 79.
Born in Springfield, Ohio, Dr.
Marx was a 1931 graduate of
the University of Michigan
School of Dentistry. He was a
member of the Detroit District
Dental Society and Temple Beth
He leaves his wife, June; two
sons, Dr. Jolla and Louis; a
daughter, Mary of Chamblee,
Ga.; and two grandchildren.
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Hebrew Free Loan Association
Jewish Community Center
Jewish Community Council
Jewish Family Service
Jewish Federation Apartments
Jewish Home for Aged
Jewish Vocational Service
and Community Workshop
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United Hebrew Schools
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